19 February 2015

..::Review + Giveaway::.. February Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

My Review of the February Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun. Just think of it as creativity in a box."

I was sent the February box from Stampin' Up to review.  

The price for a 1-month subscription is $19.95.  A neat quality about Paper Pumpkin is that you can increase the number of kits per month.  If you are having a crafting party, you can order one kit per attendee in the same master order.

Packaging & Presentation of the February Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

I was pretty excited to come home and see a little red Paper Pumpkin box sitting in the mailbox!  The exterior box is red and baby blue, and it is small enough to fit into a standard mailbox.  It measures 10.0" x 6.5" x 1.75".The side of the box says, "You're moments away from your escape..." and the bottom of the box is labeled 'Stampin' Up'.

When I opened the box, I was introduced to a tissue paper wrapped box of goodies (sealed with a cute Paper Pumpkin sticker!) with a subscription introduction pamphlet.  The inside of the box also completed the statement from the exterior with, "...Run away with me."

The first layer of unwrapping revealed this month's (February) stamp set, and (2) Classic Stampin' Spots in 'Pool Party' and 'Daffodil Delight'.

The final layer housed the actual February kit, 'Layers of Gratitude'.

The main title sheet provides a quick run-down of what you need to do, and it also opens up for a few more detailed instructions.  What I like about Paper Pumpkin, is that they also provide YouTube video demonstrations on how to create the months' craft.  It is a helpful assistant, one in which I used! You can view this month's video above.

My Personal Experience with the February Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box

After unpacking everything, I was certainly ready to start creating!  First, before anything, I unpacked the actual kit and sat down and watched the YouTube video so I got an idea of what I was supposed to do (I'm a visual learner).

First things first-- break out the stamps!  Use an Acrylic "D" Block and stamp some yellow triangles on the first segment of the card stock.

Then stamp the greeting on top with the blue!  Begin making stamp designs throughout each segment in different colors using the stamps...

...and continue doing that until you cover each section.

Finally, you'll have a really long piece of card stock with cute decor!  On the last segment, you can either hand write a message, or you can use the 'thanks' stamp.

Add the sticky felt letters to each design, and it spells out the word 'thanks'.

The card comes with envelopes, too!  They are little brown envelopes that are creased and ready to be folded.  Fold each envelope on the lines.

Attach (3) glue strips, and seal the three sides.

Now you are ready to add your card!

Measure out 27" of the twine.

Tie each box with the twine, and they are all finished and so adorable!

Pros of the February Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
  • Everything is included.  There is no need to run to the craft store for anything that you may have forgot.
  • Each month brings a new craft, right to your door.
  • The crafts have detailed instructions including video instructions.
  • These are very bright, very fun cards that you can use for any occasion.
  • I had a lot of fun with this kit, because you can do so much with it.  In fact, you can manipulate these crafts and do what works for you.  

Cons of the February Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box
  • I haven't found any cons of this box, I loved everything about it.

This was a really, really fun month.  I like that these cards are able to be totally customized.  They are so bright and really get me in the mood for spring and summer!  'Thank You' cards are universal, and I'm always using them.   My favorite part, though, is definitely the envelopes.  They are so cute, and really bring this whole craft together.  My mom, sister-in-law, and I made the cards, and it was a fun time together.

Are you wanting to get your very own Paper Pumpkin Subscription Box by Stampin' Up?  Enter the GIVEAWAY! 

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Giveaway will end 03-05-2015 at 2359. 
No purchase necessary. 
Winners will be announced 03-06-2015. 
The winner will be emailed and given 24 hours to respond. 
If no response, the next winner will be chosen.

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DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Wow - had no idea these kits existed! Thanks for the giveaway!